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An open letter to…

… all whom are or thinking of parsing the City Bikes data for Stockholm.

I felt I needed to write this post since I have been thinking about a “twitter” conversation I had a few weeks ago with some Spanish dude.

Since I have the sole right to the Clear Channel API’s for the Citybikes in Stockholm, I choose not to share these publicly with 3rd parties. This (off course) seems to annoy some people. Shortly after I received a question from an other developer regarding why I don’t want to share these publicly.

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My first WordPress plugin…

I have just created my first WordPress plugin. I requested it to be put online at the WP Repository, so I hope they’ll approve it.
Now I just have to play the waiting game…

So what is this plugin? Well, its the plugin for the AppStore fetcher I created the other day. More info here.

Let me know what you think of it. 🙂

Paul Peelen

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iTunes Store RSS App Fetcher

I think thats the longest title I could think off… or is it? Anyways… with regards to the questions and/or complaints I have gotten about my (somewhat “crappy”) itunes parser which I wrote in the past, I decided to quickly put together a new parser, just for fetching specific app data.

So, what did I do? Well, it basicly parses the data from the “Apple – iTunes – RSS Generator” and shows it for you in your browser. This could be usefull for those of you that want to implement real-time iTunes appstore data into your website.

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Running PHP5.3.x and Apache on a Mac


In 2007 I became a switcher and life got easier for me… everything got easier, except installing PHP and Apache. So, mainly for myself–I thought to write this small “handy”? tutorial on how to install this quickly. The reason behind is also because I recently re-installed my Mac and am at this point again. This lets me just copy-and-paste for me in the future 😛

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Installing PHP on OSX


When I develop sites, I do this locally and upload the changes I made to my SVN server. Then I deploy the new releases of the sites to the specific server directly from the SVN server by a checkout or an export.

For most of the projects, I work with PHP. Using a good tutorial I found ( I re-compiled apache, mysql and Php on my computer… whithout any problems. BUT… some things were missing…

Currently I am working on a site which is using magento commerce. Magento commerce is a very advanced commerce tool and has quite som demands.
Two of the demands I was struggeling with were iconv and mcrypt. Today, I got these working.

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